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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:59 pm 
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I believe from a work associated that McDonald Cycles in Edinburgh have a brand new Dynatech with 2070 tubes and the larger cast lugs, ie the non ti-version.

It is hanging up in the shop and is for sale.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:39 pm 
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cdaimers wrote:
I believe from a work associated that McDonald Cycles in Edinburgh have a brand new Dynatech with 2070 tubes and the larger cast lugs, ie the non ti-version.

It is hanging up in the shop and is for sale.


WOW! My old bike! Amazing...

**looks for phone**


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 Post subject: Dynatech MT4
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:59 pm 
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Just stumbled across this forum, great to see some of the old Dynatechs again. I bought the MT4 frame in the picture for £500 in the early 90's with Rock Shox (the old air-oil type, can't remember the model). The MT4 was the all titanium "top of the shop" model. I built it up with XT and XTR group with the exception of the SDP's. USE seat post, zoom stem and Flite saddle finished it off. I loved it so much at the time I had two sets of Mavic 231 wheels built so I had a road set with a nice close block and an off road set too. I had a Dynatech racer at the time as well but I was faster on the MT4! Still ride it today although I have noticed a crack in the fork yokes which is getting worse, along with the savage pain of the Flite saddle on my 40 year old back side! Still a good looking bike after all these years though.......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Love that, I really want a Dynatech, its the last bike thats 'on my list' before I move on to exotic stuff!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:36 am 
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Yup! That's the one I want! :D

Looking good, those are Mag20's I'd imagine (Raleigh bought a shed load off Rock Shox when the Mag 21 came out).

Looking really nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Glad you like the bike guys, and thanks for the reminder about the Rock Shox! Thought I would put a view of the bike from the other side on too if you are interested.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:48 am 
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Hi there all,

I have an old DYNATECH Voyager its still kicking about in my garage, i bought it new, it was the first "proper" mountain bike i bought brand new.

It has the large lugs and and was maroon and silver frame, it still has the original rigid forks.

I have spent most of my time recently building a GT LTS 1000 frame i bought NOS from San Francisco and got imported into the UK( in a thread here too .

I was wondering if it is worth doing a restoration job on as it has a dent in the downtube and i also have a Chas Roberts white spider comp as a frame too i was thinking about restoring also.

I remember it cane with Campagnola groupset on with these crazy bullet shifters, which were like gripshifters except they were the whole grip wide.
i remember replacing them V. quickly as they changed gear every time i hit a stone on the trail. replaced them with campy thumbies instead.

I will try and dig it out the garage and post some pics of the frame and forks and see what you guys think.
Spline72


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 Post subject: Update on my MT4....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Just had it serviced by the original supplying dealer (Kendell Cycles, Castleford) - its had a new headset fitted, cones tightened and a good all-round service...

So, 13 yrs old and counting... and still going strong!! Even if a lot has been replaced as its worn out over the years...

For kit fiends, I built it up originally with:

RockShox Mag 30s (since replaced with Marzocci bombers)
XT throughout - thumbshifters of course, plus cranks, F / R mechs, brakes - still going strong! (bar the rear mech which wore out)
Mavic 231 (?) rims on XT Hubs, with panaracer smoke & dart tyres - (though now on new Mavic rims / Hope hubs)
Hope gold titanium seat post
Flite carbon saddle (remember them??? Until it broke off mid ride, meaning a 5m ride back standing up...now fitted with an SLR XP
Titanium bottle cages - 20g each, weight fiends!!
XT SPDs


Anyone know of an MT4 for sale? I need another one.... or two!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:50 pm 
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Ants... if you look closely at the photo right at the top of this thread, there's a little red and gold sticker on the top end of the downtube - guess what it says? Kendell Cycles!!

Small world isn't it :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:24 am 
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Bloody 'ell..... deffo a small world!

When i bought my frame & forks I only went in to Kendalls to buy an innertube for my road bike....and ended up going home with the MT4....lol

Within 6 months I had taken it back and was choosing bits to build it up - inc weighing some components to see which were lighter! Hence the carbon saddle, titanium bottle cages....heh heh....

Gaz Proud & Andy Bennison at Kendalls are responsible for emptying my bank account on a regular basis over the years....and don't even start me on my Hotta TT700.... ;-)


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